Source: TNA, PROB 11/1551
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Pike of Baker Street Enfield in the County of Middlesex widow widow of Frederick Pike of the City Road in the Parish of Saint Luke in the same County Rope Maker Hemp and Flax Dealer deceased being of sound mind memory and understanding praised be almighty God for the same First I commend my Soul into the hands of almighty God in hopes of a Joyful resurrection thro the Merits of his only beloved Son Jesus Christ and as to my wordly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof in manner following that is to say I direct that my Just Debts and Funeral Expences may be paid by my Executor and Executrixes hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease out of my personal Estate I give devise and bequeath unto my Son John Frederick Pike & my daughters Maria Pike and Sarah Charlotte Pike my Executor and Executrixes after named all that my Freehold Messuage or Dwellinghouse situate and being in chequer alley Bunhill Row in the parish of Saint Luke in the County of Middlesex to hold to them their heirs and assigns for ever upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned that is to say upon trust that my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors or admors or such Survivor shall receive the rents issues and profits of my said Messuage and premises in Chequer Alley aforesaid and pay and apply the same to and for the use of my Son John Frederick Pike until he attains his age of twenty one years and when and so soon as he attains that age then to stand Seized and possessed of my said premises In trust for my said Son John Frederick Pike his heirs and assigns for ever and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever but in case my said Son John Frederick Pike shall happen to depart this life before he attains his age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue of his body then the Surviving trustees and the Survivor of them and the heirs and assigns of such Survivor shall stand Seized of my said Freehold Messuage In trust for my other Children that is to say the said Maria Pike Sarah Charlotte Pike Louisa Pike and Sophia Pike or such of them as may be living at the time of the decease of my said Son John Frederick Pike to hold to them their heirs and assigns as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants I give & bequeath unto Charles Pike of the Bank of England Gentleman the Sum of two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain I give and bequeath unto my said Son John Frederick Pike and my said Daughters Maria Pike and Sarah Charlotte Pike my said Executor and Executors all that my Leasehold Messuage and premises situate and being in the City Road in the said parish of Saint Luke and County of Middlesex now in the possession of Mr Ingram to hold to them my said trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and admors of such Survivor for all my Estate Term and Interest therein Subject to the payment of the rent and performance of the covenants of the Indenture of lease of the same upon trust to receive the rents issues and profits of my said leasehold premises and pay and apply the same to and for the use and benefit of my said five Children the said John Frederick Pike Maria Pike Sarah Charlotte Pike Louisa Pike and Sophia Pike until the youngest of them shall attain the age of twenty one years and when and so soon as the youngest of my said Children shall attain that age then to stand possessed of my said leasehold Premises In trust for such of my said Children as may be then living to hold the same to and In trust for all my said Children in Equal shares and proportions and my will is and I do hereby direct that in case any of my said Children shall happen to depart this life leaving lawful issue of his or her body in my life time or after my decease before the youngest of my said Children shall attain her age of twenty one years then such issue shall be Entitled to his or her parents share and my will further is that in case all my said Children shall happen to depart this life in my life time without leaving such lawful issue as before mentioned save one Child then the whole of the Childrens shares of the persons so dying shall go to that one Child I give and bequeath unto Jane Mitchell widow of John Mitchell late of Enfield the annual Sum of Ten pounds for and during the term of her natural life I also give and bequeath unto James Elisha Mitchell Son of the said John and Jane Mitchell the Sum of One hundred pounds to be paid him within twelve months after my decease I give unto my Executors hereinafter named the Sum of Ten pounds each for the trouble they may have in performing the trust of this my will I also give devise and bequeath unto my son John Frederick Pike and my daughters Maria Pike & Sarah Charlotte Pike all other my Freehold Copyhold & Leasehold Estates which I now am or may however be possessed of & all my monies together with my Stock standing in my Name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England and India Stock and all other my personall Estate and Effects of whatever kind or where soever the same may be to hold the same for my said trustees and to the Survivors and Survivor of them and the Executors and admors of such Survivor In trust for all and every my said Children the said John Frederick Pike Maria Pike Sarah Charlotte Pike Louisa Pike & Sophia Pike to be paid in Equal shares and proportions upon their attaining the age or respective ages of twenty one years or to their lawful issue in case of the death of any of them leaving such issue to and for his her and their own use and benefit and in case all my said Children shall depart this life in my life time without lawful issue then I give and bequeath the whole of my property real and personal Except the annuity of Ten pounds hereinbefore given unto Jane Mitchell widow unto James Elisha Mitchell and Charles Herman Pike Equally to be divided between them share and share alike and my will and meaning is that my said trustees shall not be liable to answer or be accountable for any loss that shall or may happen in placing out any monies or or in Transacting my affairs or otherwise relating to the Execution of this my will unless the same shall happen by or thro' their or either of their wilful default nor shall either of them be answerable for the acts deeds receipts or disbursements of the other of them and I direct that they my trustees shall retain and keep their respective shares and proportions of my said Estates so bequeathed to them as aforesaid and that they do pay and reimburse them selves out of the residue of my personal Estate and Effects all reasonable Costs Charges and Expences that they or either of them shall bear Expend or be put unto in the Execution of the trust hereby in them reposed and Lastly I hereby nominated Constitute and appoint my said trustees my Son John Frederick Pike my Daughters Maria Pike and Sarah Charlotte Pike Executor and Executrixes of this my will and revoking all former and other wills by me heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal to wit my hand to the two first sheets and my hand and Seal to this third and last sheet thereof this Tenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Eleven Mary Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Mary Pike as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in the presence of each other Subscribed our names as Witnesses James Elisha Elizabeth Withers Thos Howell Doctors DoCommons Proved at London 24th January 1814 before the worshipful John ??o?on Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of John Frederick Pike the Son & one of the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved to Maria Pike and Sarah Charlotte Pike Spinsters the Daughters & other Executors
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